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a lot of weight in washington. there appears to be no doubt that he believed in crusader. he was hired by united defense to plead its case to congress and the public. i hope people listening to this argument say, you know, look, mccaffrey's been around in uniform for 32 years. he got wounded three times. his son and daughter are both in uniform. he sounds like a thoughtful guy, and he's telling us this program's vital. poussaint: united defense's public efforts were orchestrated by power washington pr firm powell tate. they spearheaded the campaign of the crusader industrial alliance, who stood to lose billions if crusader was cancelled. the alliance paid for an ad campaign and a slick web site which offered talking points, even videos, touting crusader's virtues. it's a campaign, it's just like a political campaign, it's run the same way and some of the same tactics apply and it's very high-energy. this is a very sophisticated, broad-based, well-funded attempt to essentially overturn the secretary of defense's decision to kill the crusader program. poussaint: meanwhile, united defense
the same issues. poussaint: montgomery county, maryland, which borders washington, d.c., on its northwest corner, consists of bedroom communities and light industry near that border and of mandated open space up-county. today, the housing industry is booming. traffic clogs the roads. schools are overcrowded. the quality of life is suffering. county executive doug duncan has put together a team of like-minded county council candidates who want to "end gridlock" by encouraging growth and relieving congestion with more roads and additional transit initiatives. the plan of this well-funded "go montgomery" team runs counter to the plan of the modestly funded neighbors group. i am dolores milmoe and i am the maryland advocate for conservation with the audubon naturalist society. poussaint: the neighbors group hits the ground running, holding issues briefings for candidates and their staffs to get out their message. they hope to redirect the election debate away from the "go montgomery" team plan. debraga: do you think that the current rate of growth in this county and the projected rate of grow
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